Yorkshire MEPs welcome cheaper calls abroad

Lib Dem MEPs for Yorkshire and the Humber, Rebecca Taylor and Edward McMillan-Scott, have welcomed the new caps on mobile phone roaming charges that have come into effect this week.  The new fees will reduce the cost of data roaming by over a third and further reduce the cost of making calls and sending text messages when visiting other EU countries.

Edward McMillan-Scott said,

“It is good news for all those travelling within the EU, whether for work or pleasure, especially now as many prepare to go on their summer holidays.  It will help to take the sting out of those shock mobile phone bills. Now, all those thousands of Brits heading to Croatia, which has just joined the EU, will be able to take advantage of roaming fees that are ten times cheaper than last year.”

Rebecca Taylor added,

“I am pleased that thanks to the new cap on data usage, checking your emails, social networks or GPS maps while in another EU country will no longer be prohibitively expensive. There is, though, still some way to go. Liberal Democrats in the European Parliament are leading the fight to end roaming charges in Europe once and for all.”

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